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Address: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
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An ancient town dating back over 3,500 years, excavated and restored to...

An ancient town dating back over 3,500 years, excavated and restored to show visitors how common people lived in ancient Greece.

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I found this an interesting site to explore although I am sure an archaeological enthusiast would find it even more so. If you let your imagination run a bit though, stood back... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
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The Stunning Highlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I found this an interesting site to explore although I am sure an archaeological enthusiast would find it even more so. If you let your imagination run a bit though, stood back and just looked at all the ruins you soon conjure up an image in your mind as to what this town would have looked like in years gone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for a university trip. The site is well signposted and easy to find off a main highway. The site is fully open to explore with access to all of the rooms and various buildings. You can even access the cemetery. The site is massive and there are good signposts telling people what the various rooms are. Only issue... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is an interesting, completely unspoiled archaeological site in a beautiful setting. It would be good to have a guide.

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Thank Patricia194436
Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

You need to travel a fair way east of Heraklion to reach this well under visited archeological site. There are currently no facilities, but well signed and relatively easy to navigate pathways lead you round an original Minoan town which has not had speculation added. If you are disabled you will find it difficult to navigate. They are in the... More 

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2 Thank Vinnie348
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

What a great find gournia was. It was great to see unspolit archeology and it was only 2 euros each to get in. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Boyes18
Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Middle class Minoan life is brought to life in the closely packed houses of this ruined town. Here you can walk the streets and enter the houses of craftsmen and traders. Excavations are ongoing, so in the future there will be even more to see.

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Shellharbour, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Deliberately looking for this archaeological ruin and it was very easy to find - just off the main road between Agios Nikolaos and Sitia and easily visible from the road. Beautiful views over the bay from anywhere on the site. Pay one Euro at the gate for entry and follow the pathways. There are signs to explain what you're looking... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The ancient Gournia is nested about 18 km from Agios Nikolaos, it merit a visit; You will be surprised that this village in ruins was habited at last 3000 years ago, and how the structures of this ruins looks exactely similar like the cretian village of today; If you continue your road at right of Gournia you get throught the... More 

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Thank Manuela L
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Just off the main road and visable from the road this Minoan settlement was worth a visit but I think it could be cherished a little more and made more interesting to visit. Great potential.

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Brighton And Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I did not visit Gournia this year. I would love to go back again as I found wandering around the old streets - just wide enough for a donkey quite fascinating. I hope the site will continue to be sensitively preserved for future visitors.

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